Dana Point COVID-19 Community Updates for Monday March 30 2020.
The City of Dana Point reports, “COVID-19 has spread Countywide, including people who call Dana Point home. Let’s all do our part flatten the curve and follow State and County health orders.”
Dana Point Closures
Last weekend saw an increase in car traffic into the city along the beaches and waterfront areas. The State, County and City have closed all coastal and harbor public parking lots, beach parking lots and some trails to prevent group gatherings, to promote social distancing, and to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The City of Dana Point is asking all non-residents to avoid traveling into the City and to go outdoors and exercise in your local community and neighborhood.
The entire list of parking restrictions across the City is as follows:
Coast Highway from Doheny Park Road to Palisades/Beach Road – Ocean Side Only
Lantern Bay Park Parking Lot and Street Parking on Park Lantern (Uphill Direction Only – West Side)
Selva Road, Ocean Side, Adjacent to Strand Beach Parking Lot
Dana Strand Road, Inland Side, Adjacent to Switchback Trail (restricted section at the top to allow resident parking)
Ritz Carlton Drive adjacent to Salt Creek, Both Sides
Community Center Parking Lot, Closed with Traffic Control
Heritage Park Parking Lot– Old Golden Lantern
Dana Point Harbor – All Parking on the Island
Dana Point Harbor Drive – All parking along entire length in Harbor
Harbor Commercial lots open for essential employees and Grab-N-Go restaurant service only
Monarch Beach Golf Course Parking Lot
Dana Point Library Parking Lot
Capistrano County Beach – No Stopping Anytime Zone at Turnaround – Parking Lot is Closed.
Santa Clara from Blue Lantern to Green Lantern
Blue Lantern from PCH to Cul-de-Sac, Both Sides and Perpendicular Parking
Old Golden Lantern from Heritage Park Parking Lot to Alley South of Del Prado, Both Sides
Amber Lantern from Santa Clara to the End
Golden Lantern Both Sides from Del Prado to DP Harbor Drive
Del Obispo from Village Road to PCH, Both Sides
Village Road from Del Obispo to Curve
County Beach Parking Lots
State Beach Parking Lot
Road Closures – Resident access only (if applicable)
Westbound Dana Point Harbor Drive is closed at the Baby Beach Turnaround; No Traffic is allowed west of that location
Southbound Green Lantern is closed at Santa Clara and Scenic Drive/Green Lantern are closed – Residents Only
Westbound Santa Clara is closed at Blue Lantern
Cove Road is closed in both directions
Blue Lantern closed south of Santa Clara
Heritage Park Parking Lot
Amber Lantern at Santa Clara (To Cul-de-Sac at Overlook)
Nature Interpretive Center
Trails at Harbor Point Park (off Scenic Drive)
Trails at Hilltop Park (Off Scenic Drive, Green Lantern and Shoreline)
Switchback Trail off Dana Strand
Dana Point Community Center
City Restrooms at all Parks and Facilities
Dana Cove Beach – Accessed adjacent to the Ocean Institute.
These efforts are due to an influx of vehicular traffic and to gain greater compliance with social distancing requirements recommended by local health authorities.
Dana Point City Council Meeting Tuesday March 31 2020
(Meeting at 6:00pm)
Meeting to consider ratifying Amendment 1 to the City’s declaration of a local emergency, which will extend the emergency proclamation, align City regulations to the Governor’s Executive Orders and consider other provisions to streamline City processes during this dynamic situation.
Watch Online at The City of Dana Point You Tube Channel and on Cox channel 855. Comments can be e-mailed to email@example.com.
The State of California
The Governor signed a new Executive Order updating his previous order regarding residential evictions through May 31 and outlined a process by which a tenant can request relief from a landlord.
Read the Governor’s statement and the text of the Order here.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced that financial institutions will provide major financial relief for millions of Californians suffering financially as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Californians economically impacted by COVID-19 may receive 90-day grace periods to make mortgage payments. To read more about the plan click here.
United States Federal Government
“The Cares Act” passed in the House and President Donald Trump has signed the $2 trillion stimulus bill to address the economic impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
California State Guard Needs Volunteers
California State Guard (CSG) has an urgent request for volunteers who are ready and willing to serve their fellow citizens.
The CSG is looking for volunteers that are willing to join the CSG now and for the long-term.
This isn’t a one-time effort; it is a chance to make a difference here in California.
The CSG needs individuals with the following skills: ASE certified automotive and diesel mechanics and technicians, FAA certified aviation airframe and powerplant mechanics and technicians, Marine powerplant and hull mechanics and technicians, Medics/Corpsmen/EMT, Healthcare professionals and Cyber security.
Volunteers must be willing to join the CSG, pass a background check and meet minimum health standards. There is no age limit.
Prior service in the armed forces is preferred, but not required.
If called to emergency duty the service member will receive pay and benefits commensurate with their pay grade and be covered by the State of California for travel, workers compensation and disability benefits. I
f you believe that you are ready to respond – contact CSG recruiting at: firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 866 526 4543.
City’s Community Development Department is offering services electronically and/or remotely.
This includes accepting new applications and issuing permits.
The spring session of recreation classes running from April 6 2020 through June 6 2020 is currently postponed.
While the City is continuing to perform street sweeping weekly, the City will not be enforcing parking restrictions.
United States 2020 Census Online and By Phone
The phone line is 844-330-2020 and the online survey can be accessed here.
Orange County Property Tax Relief
Treasurer-Tax Collector Freidenrich has just announced she will grant penalty relief for property taxpayers as allowed by existing State Law for taxpayers that fail to make a timely property tax payment.
More information on this announcement can be found here.
Social Security Administration Offices
Tuesday, March 17 2020 the Social Security Administration closed ALL local Social Security offices to the public for in-person service.
With offices closed, the agency encourages the public to access services Online.
You can go online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a replacement Social Security card, or print a benefit verification letter. There is also a FAQ Section.
U.S. Representative Mike Levin
U.S. Representative Mike Levin’s office is also available to assist with accessing Federal resources and information about programs and benefits.
His office can be reached at (760) 599-5000 or here.
Support For Local Businesses
Many local businesses are still open in our community and have increased sanitation measures and are employing social distancing.
In addition, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce is maintaining a list of restaurants providing delivery and take-out.
Please visit the following link for a list of businesses providing this resource.
Business Impacts – Unemployment Benefits
The City has compiled information for both employers and workers regarding resources and programs related to labor impacts. Visit Dana Point City website here to learn more.
Orange County Transportation Authority
Orange County Bus Service will be on Sunday Schedule for (7) Days A Week
OCTA Schedules Are Online
Capistrano Unified School District
Capistrano Unified School District COVID-19 Resource Page is Online
The District has extended school closures through May 1 2020.
The Federal Deadline to file taxes has been extended to July 15 2020.
The California State Deadline is extended to July 15 2020.
Non-profits are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.
To support their activities, Orange County has activated its virtual Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) managed by OneOC.
Social distancing of 6 feet or more and personal protective measures to prevent close contact are in place.
To volunteer, please visit One OC
Orange County relies on community partnerships to fill the gap and support the various needs of low-income and dependent residents, including foster children and seniors.
The items collected will be distributed through existing processes to the appropriate government agencies and non-profits who support our most vulnerable Orange County residents.
More information on what’s needed and where to take it, click here
Grocery Stores/ Market Hours
Local market and grocery store times may be changing to ensure that employees have time to restock shelves, sanitize, and clean facilities.
We will keep updating this list as we receive more information.
ALBERTSONS (Del Obispo, (949) 496-7900):
Seniors & those with disabilities/pregnant/compromised immune system: Mon-Fri, 7am-9am
Regular Store Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat/Sun, 7am-9pm
COSTCO (Doheny Park Rd, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 240 3558):
Seniors* 60yrs+ & those with physical disabilities: Tue/Thu, 8am-9am
Regular Store Hours: 10am-8:30pm
GELSON’S (Monarch Bay Plaza, (949) 488-8147):
Seniors* 65yrs+: 7am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-8pm
RALPH’S (Lantern District, (949) 661-4145, and Ocean Ranch, (949) 661-6334)
Seniors* 60yrs+: 7am-7:30am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-8pm
SMART & FINAL (Doheny Park Rd, (949) 240-4641):
Seniors* 65yrs+, those with disabilities and expectant mothers: 7:30am-8am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-8pm
STATER BROS (Camino de los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 496-8283):
Seniors* 65yrs+ priority access at 7:45am
Regular Store Hours: 8am-9pm
*Valid ID may be required
We encourage you to be a kind, respectful shopper and shop only for what you need, so everyone in our community can provide for their families.
Mouton Niguel and South Coast Water District want to assure residents that our water is safe and reliable. Water quality and supply have not been affected by the coronavirus (COVID -19).
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE)
SDG&E has suspended disconnections for nonpayment until further notice.
They have also implemented a number of tools to help customers online
So Cal Gas
SoCalGas is working with residential customers on bill payment and small businesses by waiving late payment fees. They also have tips to save energy. Learn More at SoCalGas.
Cox has temporarily adjusted its Cox Solutions Store hours in California as residents are directed to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As an essential business that provides critical communications services, Cox Solutions Store locations will stay open from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Monday through Friday to serve customers.
Stores will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
To learn more Visit Cox Online.
Dana Point Additional Online Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County, California residents and businesses informed of emergencies that may require immediate life saving actions.
Alert OC for COVID-19
Residents can now sign up to receive text message updates related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Orange County, California.
To opt-in for this service, text OCCOVID19 to 888777.
Residents who have questions about alerts can call the County of Orange Public Health Hotline at (714) 628-7085 between 9am-6pm daily.
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